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by Elizabeth Lewis
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Charlie is a newspaper columnist, forever late with his copy. His wife grows frustrated with him and decides to take a break in a friend's villa in Italy, leaving Charlie in charge of the house, the dog and his manic father. Things can only go wrong......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Ann Pilling
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Two part radio adaptation of the children's novel. One day Henry brings home an innocent looking leg from a fashion dummy to add to his junk collection. A local gang of thugs is very interested in the leg and seems to be prepared to stop at nothing to get it back.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Children's Drama
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by Abigail Youngman
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Set in the eighteenth century and based on true events, it tells the story of two young girls involved in a most peculiar educational experiment carried out by the philanthropist and intellectual Thomas Day.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Caroline & David Stafford
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A play based on a real event. In 1968 Willie Rushton brought Tony Hancock's ashes back to Britain from Australia. This play imagines what might have happened behind the scenes…….
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Diana Hendry
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Dramatisation of the children's novel. When Harvey Angell Zaps into Ballantyre Road he brightens up Henry's life like a super-charged thunderbolt.  Henry is so sure Harvey is no ordinary sparky. Henry is determined to find out exactly who Harvey Angell really is and what he actually does.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Children's Drama
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by Jenny Boston
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Dame Thora Hird reads this short story of an old lady, about to be put into a retirement home by her son. She does not want to go, but at the end realises that it is what is best for her family, and must put a brave face on it. Thora's reading is as wonderful as always.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Richard Cameron
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Eighteen years on from the Miners' Strike, and Charmaine (drag queen and ex-miner) is climbing into the Guinness Book of Records by playing the organ for 45 days non-stop. As an associate member of the Women's Action Group, he's raising money to support their efforts to get the community off its knees after the strike that split families and opened up wounds that still haven't healed.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by Mick Gordon & A C Grayling
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Scientist and atheist Grace is appalled to find that her son Tom wants to become a priest.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Tom Ray
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Phil and his wife were teenage sweethearts. After years of marriage, they became increasingly desperate to have a child. They have a son, Tom, but he dies at birth. The couple's relationship is never the same again.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Philip Ralph
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Deep Cut is a radio adaptation of the award-winning production which has been performed at the Edinburgh Festival, in London and on tour in the UK. The central characters are Des and Doreen James, and the play follows their search for an answer as to why their 18 year old daughter Private Cheryl James was found shot dead at Deepcut training barracks on November 27th 1995.  The play was drawn together by writer Philip Ralph from verbatim transcripts of interviews, alongside publicly available...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by David Ian Neville
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In an old warehouse by the River Clyde, Paul and Mhairi Blaze have built a successful design company. But as the economic downturn bites, they need more than grand designs to save their business and their relationship.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by H G Wells
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As a child, Lionel Wallace discovered a door in a wall of a strange garden. He entered the garden and found himself in a magical world, where he was happy, but soon found himself transported out to his normal world. For years afterwards, he seeks that door and on a few occasions glimpses it, but is never able to go through it. He is now in his 40s, a respected politician and cabinet minister. He has seen the door three times in the past month and is now determined to go through the door once...
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, H G Wells
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by Andy MaNab
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Eighteen year old Briggsy is just three weeks into his first posting and he's thrilled to be part of the action in Afghanistan. But when his Rifle Section loses a man in battle, Briggsy is forced to confront the realities of war. A moving and powerful story.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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Dramatisation of the classic tale, famously filmed by Hitchcock in 1927 as a silent film. 1888. Mr & Mrs Bunting are lodging house keepers, though they have had no lodgers for 6 weeks. They are saved by the arrival of Mr Sleuth, who agrees to book every room in their house. But London is haunted by a serial killer. Why is Mr Sleuth so interested in the murders - and where does he go in the middle of the night? 
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Play
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by Richard Hurfood
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The bitter hatred of the Young Queen Victoria for her mother's adviser (and it is speculated lover) Sir John Conroy, and Conroy's attempts before Victoria's accession to the throne to gain the levers of power are matters of historical fact. In this drama, Victoria has been on the throne for a month and is spending her first night in Buckingham Palace. She comes across a small boy who is sweeping the chimneys and from him learns of Conroy's attempts to have her declared insane. The boy leads her...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Chris Thompson
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A northern county cricket team are keen for success, but are some members too set in their ways - or prejudiced - to accept their young captain's formula for achieving it?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Peter Roberts
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In December 1903 the Wright brothers were the first men to achieve powered flight when their primitive plane took off over the dunes at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina - or were they? Could it be that an English aristocrat, one Sydney Mangot Walsh , actually launched a plane just weeks before the Wrights' more famous flight? Intended to be a comedy drama, it did not work for me......
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Gillian Clarke
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An Egyptian grave god who smiles when you turn him is not an ordinary gift. But the Finches are not ordinary women, at least not for Catrin.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Ben Steiner
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It's not easy being God. Faxes coming in all the time, people wanting his attention and who knows what. He finds time in his busy schedule though to sit down with a cup of tea, and chat to BBC Radio listeners....... Comedy drama, until the tone gets much darker towards the end with the story of Marmalade the cat.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by David Pownall
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Grandad has decided that his son's family must give up smoking even though it is too late for him to do so. As the family hits deep withdrawal and tears itself apart, he lies in bed puffing merrily away.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
Folkscanomy: Fringe and Off-Center
by David Edgar
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Dramatisation of David Edgar's 1993 play. It's 1989, crowds are gathering in the streets, and the Soviets are refusing to send in the troops. The government is on its own and faces a stark choice: suppress the demonstrators or instigate reform.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play
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by Emlyn Williams
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Adaptation of the 1938 play, later filmed with Bette Davis. L. C. Moffat is a strong-willed English school teacher working in a poverty-stricken coal mining village in late 19th century Wales. She struggles to win the local Welsh miners over to her English ways, and an illiterate teenager by the name of Morgan Evans eventually graduates with honours.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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Emotions run high on a commuter train out of the Square Mile (i.e. the City of London) as six lives collide. Am I the only person who finds "bonking" on the radio vaguely embarrassing??
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
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by Michael Holroyd
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Outside theatre lovers, the names of the great Victorian actors Dame Ellen Terry and Sir Henry Irving are probably now unknown. In late Victorian times however, their super star status was undoubted. It is said that it was Ellen Terry who made being an actress "respectable" - notwithstanding her extraordinary private life. These 5 extracts from Michael Holroyd's book can only scratch the surface of their intertwining stories, but give a good introduction to these two extraordinary...
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Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Biography
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by Alan Butler
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After years in artistic exile, world-famous Irish poet Aiden Dooley has finally returned to his native village -albeit as a corpse. The people of Kildargon are delighted: Dooley's grave in the local churchyard is sure to become a shrine for poetry-loving tourists. But then an unwelcome discovery presents the villagers with an ethical dilemma.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Owen Holder
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When 84-year-old  Alice  employs Len as her chauffeur, a genuine friendship gradually develops between them. She takes him to the opera and art galleries, he takes her to the pub and football matches. But this does not meet with the approval of  Alice ' s  son and daughter who think that Len is after the old woman' s  money, and even Len' s  wife and family begin to resent the amount of time he gives her. The ending will not be good for either of them. A beautifully performed, gentle...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by David Nott
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As a child, David Nott - the son of a doctor and a nurse - was taken to see the film "The Killing Fields". He says that he was from that moment onwards determined to become a trauma surgeon, working in war zones. For the past 25 years, when not doing his day job in London as a consultant vascular surgeon, he has volunteered to work as a surgeon for the Red Cross and other charities in places such as Zaire, Afghanistan and Syria. 5 part reading of his new book, read by the author.
Topics: BBC Radio Reading, Book of the Week, Autobiography
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by Nathaniel Hawthorne;
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Dramatisation of the short story. A dull middle-aged man whose life has been monotonously ordinary for years, devises a plot to leave home temporarily and observe the effect on his wife from a flat opposite. But he stays away much longer than expected, and it becomes more and more difficult to return.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J B Priestley
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Dramatisation of J B Priestley's classic comedy, which has probably never been off the professional or amateur stages since it was written over 70 years ago. For those not familiar with the plot, a group of three couples, old friends and all married on the same day in the same chapel, gathers at the Helliwells’ home to celebrate their silver anniversary. When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Dick Francis
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Sid Halley, crippled ex-jockey turned investigator, faces a daunting treble - guard the Guineas favourite, investigate a dubious racing syndicate and find the man who has swindled his ex-wife.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by MIchael Davies
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What links the dumping of toxic waste, a run down ship, the vicious assault of a young nurse, a missing microfilm and two dead seamen? And why are people so anxious to find the nurse's handbag? A young scientist must find the answer, if he is not to be charged with attempted murder.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Andrrew Palmer
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BBC Radio comedy was in decades past a beacon for modern comedy: in the 1950s The Goons, in the 1960s Round the Horne and I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, the 1970s I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. It is thus depressing that in 1978 the BBC produced two series of this vehicle for Leslie Phillips - Would the Last Businessman to Leave the Country Please Turn Out the Lights - less a topical commentary on Britain's woes in the late 1970s, more a sort of radio answer to "Terry & June" -...
Topic: BBC Radio Comedy
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by Elizabeth Baines
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An idyllic holiday cottage on a Welsh mountainside is symbolic of a marriage restored through a long, hot summer. But then the rains come, and the cracks start to appear.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Michelene Wandor
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Michelene Wandor 's dramatisation of poet Stevie Smith 's favourite among her own novels - a story of unresolved love, set at the end of the Second World War, when everyone is unsettled, and summer is about to end.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Bill Murphy
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A wealthy socialite is kidnapped by a man who appears fixated by twins. He leaves incomprehensible clues for the police to follow, the ransom increasing each time. Can the police find the missing girl in time?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Daphne Du Maurier
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Ten part reading of the classic historical romance. Lady Dona St Columb, tired of early 18th century London society and bored of her husband flees to her husband's Cornish estate. The house has been unvisited for years, but retains a full staff. When Dona arrives, she hears stories of a dangerous French pirate....... The French and Cornish accents sometimes get a little mixed - black mark for the producer - but otherwise an enjoyable listen. 
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Christopher Green
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Fred Barnes was an Edwardian music hall performer. Today he would be called or even trans-sexual, but in his day he was simply known as "flamboyant". The title of the play comes from a series or articles he wrote after he fell from fame. The play itself seems uncertain whether it is a play or a documentary. There is a jarring clunk as the participants - author Green and comedian cum music hall expert Roy Hudd - move from natural conversation to the script......
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Richard Waring
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Series 2 of this Richard Briers vehicle.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
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by William Boyd
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Dramatisation of the William Boyd novel, originally 10 x 15 minutes, now two "omnibus" editions. 1939: Eva, a young Russian woman, is recruited after her brother's death, to work for the British secret service. During this time she falls for her mentor and boss, Lucas Romer. But all is not as it seems as Romer is working as a double agent which ultimately leads to the attempted murder of Eva, alongside the deaths of other agents. The tale is interlinked with the story of Eva's...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
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by Anita Sullivan
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Three elderly tailors, a trouser-maker, a coat-maker and a waistcoat-maker, have been commissioned to make a bespoke suit for an up and coming politician. They have worked together for decades but have only met very rarely, although increasingly, these days, at their colleagues' funerals. The suit has been designed by Mrs White, a mysterious woman whom they've never met. Mrs White has imposed very strict rules about secrecy, and all off-cuts have to be returned to her. The suiting fabric...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Lenny Henry
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I am not a fan of Lenny Henry - far too smug in my opinion, and given the laws of libel, I will not pass on what somebody who met him in the course of work told me - but in these two series, Henry writes some comic monologues, mostly for himself, but a few for others. For me, they lack the subtlety and depth of Jenny Eclair's wonderful "Little Lifetimes, but fans of Henry will enjoy these. Incidentally, if you read this Lenny, insisting on describing yourself when reading the credits as...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Gerry McKee
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Steven's first day at work at an antiquated college of printing turns into a nightmare as he discovers a series of booby traps left by his predecessors. Did not work for me, but......
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Steve Walker
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The extraordinary story of a battleship made entirely of ice, which was designed for use in the Second World War, but left to dissolve in a lonely Canadian lake in Northern Alberta.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Friday Play
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by H Rider Haggard
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Radio adaptation of the classic Victorian tale of adventure in darkest Africa.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Adventure
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by Ronald Gow & Walter Greenwood
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Radio dramatisation of the classic novel, set in Hanky Park, a slum area of Salford in the depression of the early 1930s, looking at the lives and loves of the Hardcastle family, but written as a commentary on the conditions of the unemployed.  The book was dramatised by Ronald Gow, but has also been adapted as a film and even a (now forgotten) musical.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Francis Turnley
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Kate and Patrick move into their newly renovated house but soon discover that its history has a terrifying impact on their present.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Horror
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by Steve Gallagher
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This drama and its two sequels "Hunter's Moon" and "Babylon Run" are historical curiosities, in that they were produced in the late 1970's by a British commercial radio station, an experiment which I believe was rarely repeated? The plot itself is not strong and the lack of foresight of the technical changes just around the corner, such as the arrival of VHS and CDs, now appear laughable, with the population being controlled through the use of....... cassette tapes! In the...
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Topics: Radio Drama, Radio Sci Fi
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by Katie Hims
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Three, poignant, interlinked but stand alone plays, covering the years 1941, 1979 and 2011 and three generations of women: 1) The Wrong Label:  London, 1941, and Alice knows that to stop your children from being evacuated is to tantamount to siding with Hitler. But something goes horribly wrong, which is to haunt her for the next 70 years; 2) The Year My Mother Went Missing:  It's 1979, and it's not the first time that Ruthie's mother Queenie has gone missing, but usually she leaves a note....
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Melissa Murray
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When Max returns to the UK from travelling, he finds that the £30,000 inheritance from his father has shrunk rather than grown. Is this due to incompetence or something darker? Described as a "social comedy" (whatever that is?) I found it disappointing, but I leave others to judge for themselves.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Royce Ryton
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On 5 November 1956 Anthony Eden , as Prime Minister of Great Britain, sent troops into the Suez Canal. Suez became an international crisis. The arguments still continue. Was he right? Why did he never regret his action? Was it, as many people suggest, ill-health that drove him to such a precipitous action? Or was it perhaps, an act of foresight that has been misunderstood?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Charles Dickens
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"A Tale of Two Cities" is probably one of my favourite Dickens novels, having a plot as it does which does not rely upon secret inheritances, paupers become wealthy, etc. This 5 part dramatisation feels darker than some other adaptations and has a brilliant cast with the likes of Robert Lindsay and Alison Steadman. Recommended.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama
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by Alan Bennett
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Series 2 of Talking Heads, with Patricia Routledge, Julie Walters and Thora Hird once more in pieces written specifically for them. The standard in Series 2 remains as high as in Series 1. The episodes are: Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet - Patricia Routledge The Hand of God - Eileen Atkins Playing Sandwiches - David Haig The Outside Dog - Julie Walters Nights in the Gardens of Spain - Penelope Wilton Waiting For the Telegram - Thora Hird As in Series 1, all are fantastic.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Monologues
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by Moya O'Shea
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Theo is a very old Teddy Bear. He remembers being bought in Harrods in 1908 by a father to quieten his young son, even though he feels that small boys should not have such toys. When the boy is older, Theo goes with him to the western front in World War One and thereafter passes through many hands, some of whom love him more than others.  Then one day, Theo finds himself in an auction room, where he discovers that he is not only a very rare Steiff teddy bear, but also very valuable. Martin...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Daniel Thurman
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'Cleaner...only dirtier' is a slogan unlikely to be used by your average domestic cleaner. But Rita is anything but your average domestic cleaner, as an unfortunate former mayor is about to discover. Sadly the talents of the wonderful Geoffrey Whitehead and Anne Reid are unable to lift this "comedy". Nice idea, poor script.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Amanda Whiting
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Radio adaptation of a new stage play about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in the UK.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Andy Merriman & Rod Wickens
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The extraordinary, true story of Walter Tull. Born to a Barbadian father  (himself the son of a slave) and an English mother, he and his brother Edward were sent to a children's home after both parents died. His brother was adopted by a Scottish couple and became one of Britain's first coloured dentists. Tull went on to play professional football, only the third coloured player to do so, but in 1914 he enlisted in the army. In 1917, he was commissioned as an officer and became the first black...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Factual Drama
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by Steve Chambers
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Series 2 of the delightful, much recommended Victorian nostalgia-fest, set in the 1890s on Nottingham's former Victoria Station.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by William Keenan
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This is the third of William Keenan's thrillers involving the unwilling secret agents Michael and Doris - not to forget Aunt Claire. Michael receives a call from his contact in British intelligence, asking him and Doris to escort a young Woman called Madeleine from London to Vienna. She'll be accompanied by an agent called Wimbledon and they need only get Madeleine safely to her hotel and all will be well. Of course, matters do not turn out so easily. After they arrive in Vienna, both Madeleine...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by T D Webster
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A middle-aged teacher from Germany begins work at the language school run by war hero Peter Sheridan. His arrival splits opinion in the normally sedate seaside resort. Memories of the war are at the root of the problem. But are they reason enough for murder?
Topics: Saturday Night Theatre, BBC Radio Drama
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by John Creasey
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The second of the two BBC dramatisations of John Creasey "Toff" novels. What is so special about a Sussex farm that three people want to buy it.? So desperate are the buyers that one at least will resort to kidnap or even murder to get their hands on it. The Toff is called in to investigate.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by John Creasey
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John Creasey was a one man novel factory, writing (according to Wikipedia) over 600 novels under 28 different names.  Upper class detective Richard Rollison    (aka ‘The Toff’)  featured in over 40 novels, though the BBC have only dramatised 2 of these. The Honourable Richard Rollison reluctantly agrees to attend a wedding. Is he the only one that notices something strange about the bride? Murder and blackmail follow with Rollison seeking a first wife, a discovery in the Thames, and him...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Nevil Shute
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Originally broadvast as 6 x 30 min episodes, the BBC have at some time re-broadcast this as 4 x 45 min episodes. A dramatisation of Shute's romantic novel, set during WW2 in Malaya, and then after the war in London and Australia. Not, in my opinion, one of Shute's finest.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ian Sansom
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It's the day of the first manned mission to Mars and as Commander Carl Ehrlich's twin brother Kevin, the younger by 3 minutes, awaits the final countdown in a local bar it seems the mission just might offer him the perfect means of gaining some long-awaited one-upmanship on his internationally-renowned, hugely successful, ever-so-slightly older brother, due to Einstein's theory of the "twin paradox"........
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Helen Cross
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Rather confused biopic of Amy Johnson, switching constantly between the young Amy in the mid 1920's. Amy Johnson approaching Australia on her record breaking flight, and the search for the missing aviator in 1941. Add in a Swiss lover with an accent that switches between French and German and the listener needs to concentrate.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Macolm Stewart
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The Treadgold Collection is one of the finest collections of antique furniture in Britain, but will be sold to an American collector unless the British government comes up with the cash to save it. Private Investigator turned security consultant Galloway Hatch is employed to check on the security of the collection, but then receives a second commission - to kill an unknown man. Hatch soon discovers the killing and the Treadgold Collection are linked, but who is conspiring against whom?
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Mike Parker
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A slyly satirical look at Britain in the 1970s. Life at Hive Nine is all w ork and no play for the bees whose job it is to 'an the hive. Then they hear about Socialism and the power of the unions.  And when deadbeat  Sydney gets the sack....  The late Thora Hurd is wonderful as the terrifying Queen Bee.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Thirty Minute Theatre
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by Mike Harris
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Armitage Shanks (for those outside the UK, this is a make of sanitary ware so said individual is full of - well, you get the idea!) works in advertising. When he is called to sit on a jury, he imagines himself in the film 12 Angry Men and decides that, regardless of the evidence, he will vote against his fellow jurors and try to persuade them around to his way of thinking. Only mildly amusing.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Brian B Thompson
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Series 2 and the crime fighting duo find themselves moved from Hull to Leeds to continue their bickering, and crime investigation
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Brian B Thompson
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The fourth and final series for the bickering detectives.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama
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by Simon Bovey
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It's 1945 and the war in Europe is coming to an end, until one day, a new Nazi aircraft appears of astonishing design. A group of soldiers are sent to investigate. Silly, but enjoyable enough.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Radio Sci Fi
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by Scott Cherry
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Jackie investigates the deaths of some joy riders.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Graham Greene
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Not to be confused with the Agatha Christie story "Express To Stamboul", this is an adaptation of the Graham Greene thriller - which he later admitted he wrote purely to make money - in which a diverse cast of characters make their way (or in some cases fail to reach) Istanbul. Those of a delicate, "politically correct" nature should note that this 2017 production includes the original anti-semitic sentiments throughout.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Play' Thriller
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by Nigel Balchin
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Sammy Rice is called to solve the mystery of a series of unexploded bombs that are being scattered after German bombing raids. They lay dormant and then inexplicably explode on human contact. Will Sammy be able to stop the havoc they are causing among civilians?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
Radio Programs
by Katie Hims
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Joe has been working in the council's housing office for 17 years.  Apart from one small promotion he has remained in the same job surrounded by the same people. Vernon has been there for the same amount of time. He eats Joe's food and talks too fast in the pub, but Joe goes along with it. Into their world comes new office recruit Shelly who begins to fall for Joe. Until Joe realises that she is having a relationship with Richard Humble , the leader of the council. At the end of Shelly's first...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Juliet Ace
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The lovely Patricia Hodge (she of the scarlet lipstick and beautiful diction) is in this monologue in which she plays Mattie, a 1960s teacher who has turned to acting. She finds work in rep theatre, playing small parts and working as ASM "on the book".   She finds that the quick-change artistry of bit parts is a kind of preparation for life.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Angus Graham Campbell
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Radio play by a former Eton house master. For many years, there was a theory that King Edward Vii's eldest son, the Duke of Clarence, was the real "Jack the Ripper", supposedly aided by his tutor J K Stephen, a theory that has long since been dismissed. In this rather confusing play, a modern day Eton master tries to uncover the truth, the action constantly switching between Eton and the events around the death of Stephen in an asylum in 1892 - like his cousin Virginia Woolf, Stephen...
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by Ian Rankin
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An outwardly outstanding MP, nicknamed "Clean Jack" is found - fully clothed - in an Edinburgh brothel. Who tipped of the police? Rebus meanwhile is sent to investigate the theft of some rare books. How is this connected to the MP? When the MP's wife is found murdered, Rebus takes an only semi-official interest in the case.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Rebus
Radio Programs
by Nick Fisher
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Eager, young Detective Sergeant Sue Silver is assigned to work with maverick Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Speed who doesn't seem to want her or anyone else's help. On their first murder case involving a severed hand, arcane notes in biblical language and a high class call girl, their new working partnership is bound to be severely tested.
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama, Saturday Play
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by R D Wingfield
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It's Saturday afternoon in MI5 and a skeleton staff is on duty. They have a coding clerk at the Admiralty under observation and are happy that he and his wife are in their country cottage by the sea. Then word comes in that the man's wife has been picked up at Heathrow. Where is her husband? And who are the young couple in their country cottage? One of Wingfield's better pieces, IMHO......
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Thriller
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by David Sedaris
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David Sedaris wasn't always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases in the early 1990s, he was a Christmas elf at Santaland in the famous New York department store, Macy's. These are hilarious extracts from his diaries at the time. "My costume is green. I wear moss-colored velvet breeches, an emerald smock, and a stocking cap decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform. My elf name is Crumpet, and I was allowed to chose it myself, which is something."
Topics: Radio Comedy, Biography
Community Audio
by Ben Cottam
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When her surgery in Blackpool is closed, Dr Dace Zake finds herself relocating to a practice in deprived rural Cornwall, and facing a whole new set of medical and personal challenges.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, 15 Minute Theatre
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by Steve Chambers & Phil Nodding;
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Series 4 - "Wash & Blow" - Omnibus Edition Bev, Shirley and the Bridgford brigade on a 5 day cruise to Norway. Shirley's husband Graham is on board, hoping to win the £5,000 prize for his Elvis impersonation. Bev though manages to muscle in on the action, losing the Bridgford money and causing an outbreak of food poisoning along the way..
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama
Radio Programs
by Mike Walker
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When Jack Lowell is not busy organising survival courses for unhealthy executives, he is living with an Amazon tribe. Then his wife and daughter are killed in a motorway accident. Unhinged, Jack applies tribal law to a party of executives. Some might call the whole piece a little "pretentious........
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Saturday Night Theatre
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by W W Jacobs
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W W Jacobs is best remembered as the author of the classic  one act play "The Monkey's Paw", a Victorian horror story. These three short stories, of old time sailors home from the sea, show a lighter, amusing side of his writing. In each case somebody "getting what's coming to them". Gently amusing and entertaining.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
Community Audio
by Mike Walker
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Madrid, 1936: a British sharpshooter, a volunteer, has a brief to assassinate a mirror soul - the ace sniper on the enemy side.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Friday Play
Radio Programs
by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran
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A somewhat surreal piece by Marks & Gran, the duo responsible for the ghastly "Birds of a Feather". It appears that we are not real, rather we are figments of the imagination of a race of blue, fluffy creatures. Into the "real" world has come all the dodgy loans and debt from the financial crisis and it is for one man to rid the world of all this cash. Some will find it amusing, I suppose.......
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Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Christopher Lee
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In November 1603 Sir Walter Ralegh was tried for treason. Was he guilty? Why was he refused a defence lawyer? Was the jury fixed? Ralegh's trial is one of the most bizarre courtroom dramas in British history.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Historical Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Diane Nye
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Two men, one an English academic with a love of American country music, the other an American trucker with a fascination for medieval history, are charged with taking a copy of the Magna Carta across America, stopping to exhibit it at small towns along the way. It should be the trip of a lifetime for both men, but it doesn't end up like that..... Only mildly entertaining.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
Radio Programs
by Jerome Vincent;
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The extraordinary story of President Theodore Roosevelt's intervention that ensured the publication of Wind In The Willows in the USA.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Georges Simenon
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A society gynaecologist's infatuation with a young girl throws his life into freefall.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Stephen Mollett
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It is 1969 and 12-year-old Leo is on a cruise with his family, annoying them all by recording everything on his new tape recorder. Eventually, even Leo has to admit that some things are best erased.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Shelagh Delaney
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A young girl convalesces by the sea in postwar Blackpool, her only companions fellow invalids, the nuns in charge of them and the waves. The girl has an extraordinarily strong voice, both knowing and innocent, as she teeters between childhood and adult life in this pithy and honest look at the world through a young girl's eyes. For the sequel "Tell Me A Film" see:  https://archive.org/details/TellMeAFilm
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Ajum Malik
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Fahmeeda and her mother-in-law have only two things in common - arrogance and naked ambition. Their collision of personalities can only end in victory or tragedy.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Martyn Wade
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 The bittersweet, true love story of Olive Garnett, sister of the famous Russian translator, Constance, who falls for a Russian expatriate whose charms hide a secret and rather sinister past.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Biographical Drama
Radio Programs
by Adam Beeson
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Comedy drama based on a short story by  Machado de Assis. Jose Maria dies aged 74 and ascends to heaven. There he meets the prophet Job, who tells him that every 1 in 10,000 who ascend to heaven are allowed to be re-born, but with a special gift. It could be wealth beauty, musical ability, whatever they choose. Determined not to make the same mistakes a second time around, Jose Maria decides that he wants to be born with all the experience he gained in his first life. What a mistake that turns...
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Comedy Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Pat Davis
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As Kate is about to give birth to her first baby she finally comes to terms with the abuse she suffered as a child.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Guy Slater
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Mobile phones "cellphones to those across the pond) have changed our lives. They've also changed adultery, as displayed by this nicely crafted piece, about 3 adulterous affairs, including one unusual "menage a trois".
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
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by Paul Mayhew-Archer
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Series 2 of the comedy drama
Topic: BBC Comedy Drama
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by Ian Heggie
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Glasgow, 1780. Lawyer Enoch Dalmellington detests the corruption of Glasgow's merchant princes, but can't resist being bought off by them. That's when he's not busy being distracted by his daughter Euphemia, his sceptical housekeeper Widow McKay and her spiritual advisor, the startlingly prescient soothsayer Madam Zapata.
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play
Radio Programs
by Nicholas Meiklejohn
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Jonathan and Laura are celebrating their 30th anniversary with family and friends, but there is a shock in store when they announce to the guests that they are getting divorced. Is it possible to have a happy divorce?
Topics: BBC Radio Drama, Afternoon Play